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What is the probability that a 3rd degree burned hand that has received a skin graft will look normal?
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Dr. Clayton Peimer
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
"third degree" burn is injury to all tissue from skin into the fatty/subcutaneous layer. That is why the burned tissue was removed and replaced with a graft.
Grafts may look very good - depending on size, location, patient conditions, etc. - but the doctor cannot make a graft look the same as unijured skin.

In brief: No
"third degree" burn is injury to all tissue from skin into the fatty/subcutaneous layer. That is why the burned tissue was removed and replaced with a graft.
Grafts may look very good - depending on size, location, patient conditions, etc. - but the doctor cannot make a graft look the same as unijured skin.
Dr. Clayton Peimer
Dr. Clayton Peimer
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not great
There are ways to try to make the grafted area look better. A non-meshed or sheet graft tends to be look better than a meshed graft.
Generally, skin grafted areas never quite look "normal".

In brief: Not great
There are ways to try to make the grafted area look better. A non-meshed or sheet graft tends to be look better than a meshed graft.
Generally, skin grafted areas never quite look "normal".
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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